Eighth grader takes fourth in "You Be The Chemist" Challenge

Eighth grader takes fourth in "You Be The Chemist" Challenge. (WICD)

A Champaign eighth grader was placed fourth in this year's national "You Be The Chemist" Challenge.

Lawrence Zhao took the fourth-place slot this year.

Each student in the competition had to correctly answer chemistry-related questions throughout 11 rounds.

The top four winners won academic scholarships totaling $22,500 and other science-related prizes.

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